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Hook-and-line

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:42

Hook-and-line is a general term used for a range of fishing methods that employ short fishing lines with hooks in one form or another (as opposed to long-lines). It includes hand-lines, hand-reels, powered reels, rod/pole-and-line, drop lines,...

Pots and traps

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:42

Pots, traps or ‘creels’ include a variety of designs that take the form of cages or baskets with one or more openings or entrances, with or without bait. They are usually set on the seabed, either singly or in rows, and are connected by ropes...

Aquaculture

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:30

Greenpeace seeks to ensure clean and healthy oceans for the future, and part of this is working to improve the standards of international seafood trade. As wild stocks decline, the demand for farmed shrimp, salmon, tuna, tilapia and other marine...

While Stocks Last report

Page | May 6, 2009 at 0:41

Our seafood report 'While Stocks Last' exposes a disturbing picture of New Zealand's commercial fisheries and the seafood retail sector.

Mysteries of the deep

Page | December 18, 2006 at 21:42

We know more about the moon than we do about the deep sea. Only over the last 30 years have we begun to discover the rich and complex worlds of the deep ocean.

Seamounts

Page | January 31, 2007 at 3:11

The beautiful and extraordinary life on seamounts and other deep sea areas is under serious threat from bottom trawling, one of the most destructive fishing practices ever devised.

Destruction

Page | December 18, 2006 at 21:36

Bottom trawling clearfells the ancient coral forests of the deep-sea.

Population decline

Page | December 20, 2006 at 4:41

When the International Whaling Commission was formed in 1946, its preamble noted that, "The history of whaling has seen overfishing of one area after another and of one species of whale after another to such a degree that it is essential to...

Whale watching and sanctuaries

Page | December 19, 2006 at 21:57

Whale sanctuaries are places of refuge, off-limits to whaling, where whale populations can breed, feed and continue their slow recovery from years of exploitation. Sanctuaries offer critical opportunities to promote whale conservation and real,...

Other threats

Page | December 20, 2006 at 4:45

Expectations for the recovery of whale populations have been based on the assumption that, except for commercial whaling, a whale’s place in the ocean is as secure as it was a hundred years ago. Sadly, this assumption is no longer true.

"Scientific" whaling

Page | December 19, 2006 at 20:12

In 1994, a sanctuary for whales was set in the Antarctic Ocean area. But since 1987, the Japanese government has conducted an annual whale hunt in the Antarctic under the guise of "scientific" whaling.

Oceans

Page | March 6, 2008 at 3:20

Another area where sustainability must become central to all policy and practice is our oceans.

From the High Seas to the City

Page | March 6, 2008 at 0:41

This summer Greenpeace undertook its most successful Southern Ocean anti-whaling expedition to date. In what was our ninth trip to the region to try and stop the Japanese government’s planned slaughter of nearly 1,000 whales, we managed to shut...

Pacific problem

Page | January 31, 2007 at 21:00

The Pacific is at a crossroads. One path leads to sustainable and equitable fisheries, a healthy marine environment and stable and prosperous island communities.

Defending our Pacific Tuna - Action Pack

Page | November 4, 2010 at 11:13

What can you do to help?

Tokyo Two: Online March for Justice

Page | August 21, 2010 at 23:17

Greenpeace anti-whaling activists Toru Suzuki and Junichi Sato (the "Tokyo Two") have been facing trial for nearly two years in Japan and now a verdict will be announced on Monday September 6th . In 2008, Junichi and Toru exposed a scandal...

Dredges

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

Similar to a beam trawl, a dredge consists of a rugged triangular steel frame and tooth-bearing bar, behind which a mat of linked steel rings is secured. A heavy netting cover joins the sides and back of this mat to form a bag in which the catch...

Demersal otter trawls

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

A type of bottom trawl that has two rectangular 'doors' or 'otterboards' to keep the mouth of the funnel-shaped net open horizontally while the net is being towed. A vertical opening is maintained by weights on the bottom and floats on the top.

Bottom long-lines

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on, or close to, the seabed. Main lines are up to 150 km long and can carry several thousand hooks.

Support Sustainable Pacific Tuna

Action | October 13, 2010 at 4:30

Send a message to the NZ Government and urge it to fully support the closure of four areas, in the Pacific Ocean, to all fishing.

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Send a message to the NZ Government and urge it to fully support the closure of four areas, in the Pacific Ocean, to all fishing.

Reduce consumption

Page | November 10, 2015 at 9:13

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Say No to Seabed Mining

Page | September 28, 2016 at 10:05

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Demand MPI To Release The Footage

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:45

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Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:39

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Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business...

Press release | April 20, 2018 at 15:00

"Up til now there’s been a lot of emphasis on encouraging people to change their habits around single use plastics, says Greenpeace New Zealand plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma. "Sadly these actions alone aren’t going to be enough to save our...

Close the back door on big irrigation

Press release | October 25, 2017 at 11:21

Greenpeace is warning of possible backdoor taxpayer funding for big irrigation schemes.

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 17:24

Greenpeace says today's permit issued by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is very disappointing and must be the last if the Government are true to their word on climate change.

“Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

Press release | January 5, 2018 at 12:30

Friday, January 5: In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court reached a decision yesterday afternoon, Norwegian time.

Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Press release | January 16, 2018 at 9:28

Greenpeace has today launched a campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth - a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic.

Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with "draconian" Anadarko...

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 13:51

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from...

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press release | February 14, 2018 at 14:09

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030.

What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:44

Images of Sam Neill chowing down on a plastic bag are doing the rounds on social media.

Helen Clark Joins Tidal Wave Of Support To Ban The Bag

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 13:08

Helen Clark, Dr Jane Goodall and actor Sam Neill are among the growing list asking the New Zealand Government for a total ban on single-use plastic bags.

A global report out today could present a major opportunity for New Zealand agriculture.

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 18:01

The Greenpeace International document released this evening exposes the catastrophic environmental impacts of industrial meat and dairy farming.

Greenpeace calls for Govt inquiry into spy agency to include MBIE

Press release | March 16, 2018 at 9:16

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also...

Agriculture campaign timeline

Page | April 3, 2018 at 8:35

Here's a timeline of the Greenpeace NZ agriculture campaign.

Even the banks are saying we need climate action

Press release | April 4, 2018 at 11:18

The final myth standing in the way of climate action has been busted thanks to research released this morning by one of New Zealand’s largest banks showing inaction on climate change will cost the country billions.

“Hearing is believing”: Scientist exposes impacts of oil blasting on NZ blue...

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 10:43

A renowned marine ecologist at Oregon State University has laid bare the harmful impacts that seismic blasting for oil has on New Zealand’s marine life, including the blue whale.

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 8:48

Wednesday, 31 January:Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning,and locked themselves to it.

Slideshows

Multimedia hub | August 10, 2010 at 11:23

Greenpeace slideshows and photo essays

REDIRECT - shop

Page | August 17, 2010 at 14:57

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Save the RMA

Action | March 19, 2013 at 10:30

Save New Zealand's Resource Management Act (RMA)

Say no to the TPPA

Action | December 1, 2012 at 12:00

The NZ Government is currently negotiating the 'Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement' (TPPA) in secret, without any public consultation. If the TPPA goes ahead, it will put at risk NZ's innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and...

Esperanza leaves Auckland

Feature story | January 26, 2007 at 0:00

This year the Japanese government aims to hunt almost 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean whales sanctuary. Once again Greenpeace will be there to defend the whales.

Greenpeace ship will stop in Auckland en route to save whales

Feature story | December 19, 2006 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is en route to the Southern Ocean as part of a massive global campaign to stop whaling in the Sanctuary.

Rainbow Warrior completes joint mission with MSF to transport humanitarian supplies...

Feature story | August 14, 2006 at 0:00

Over 75 tons of essential medical supplies have been safely transported to Lebanon via sea, following a joint operation between Greenpeace and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in which three voyages were made by the Rainbow Warrior between Larnaca in...

Government Oil Announcement Tomorrow: Greenpeace Comment

Press release | April 1, 2014 at 16:16

Auckland, 1 April 2014 - Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s government announcement about new oil drilling exploration areas in New Zealand, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | September 1, 2010 at 7:10

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

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Glimmer of hope for Pacific tuna

Feature story | December 15, 2008 at 2:52

The final outcome of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission is too weak to stop overfishing of Pacific bigeye and yellowfin tuna. Pacific islanders are still at great risk from the collapse of this fishery. But the decision to close...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | August 31, 2008 at 23:39

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

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